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Trump postponing G-7 summit, wants to add Russia, India, South Korea and Australia

Added 05-30-20 10:35:01pm EST - “President Trump said Saturday night that he's trying to add Russia, India, South Korea and Australia to the Group of 7 nations summit and will postpone the meeting until at least September.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Trump postpones G-7, says he hopes to add Russia, India, Australia and South Korea to summit”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump said Saturday night that he’s trying to add Russia, India, South Korea and Australia to the Group of 7 nations summit and will postpone the meeting until at least September.

“I’m postponing it because I don’t feel as a G-7 it probably represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries,” Mr. Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. “We want Australia, we want India, we want South Korea. That’s a nice group of countries right there.”

White House strategic communications director Alyssa Farah said the proposal is bringing together traditional U.S. allies to talk about how to deal with the future of China. The administration is increasingly clashing with China over issues such as the coronavirus and Hong Kong.

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The president had been planning to host the G-7 summit at the White House in late June, or partly at Camp David, amid discussions with other heads of state about how to handle the gathering during the coronavirus pandemic.

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